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"We cannot continue to leave our DACA (Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals) youth, as well as TPS and DED (Deferred Enforced Departure) recipients, in no man's land. Congress has to take responsibility to force the legislative process." -- Nebraska Rep. Don Bacon, on his vote to extend protections to Dreamers.

"It primes the pump. If you can get 10 producers or 50 producers this year to attempt it, maybe next year you get 500 producers, and it brings that infrastructure into the state." -- Plymouth Sen. Tom Brandt, on the importance of getting hemp farming up and running in Nebraska this year.

"After about 25 years of grinding as a player and a coach, I'm just ready to take a deep breath and smile again." -- Nebraska baseball coach Darin Erstad announcing his resignation.

"You never get it all back. The longer it goes on, the less you'll get back." -- Darci Vetter, a Nebraskan and former U.S. agricultural negotiator, on the long-term impact prolonged trade wars have on economic growth.

"Nothing builds perspective for a teenager like stepping out of their own bubble, their own world and doing good work and good service for a cause that they believe in." -- Sara Pipher Gilliam, who teamed with her mother, Mary Pipher of Lincoln, for a revision of "Reviving Ophelia" on its 25th anniversary.

“I think most people that are from here realize how bad the traffic has gotten and know to either drive cautiously or avoid Highway 75 altogether. I will drive out of my way to avoid 75. It’s gotten absolutely ridiculous.” -- Peru resident Maggie Kreifels, on the impact flooding has had on travel.

“I keep hearing people say we have plans for the census and we are committed to doing something. To date, nobody has done any of the key recommendations of the Census Bureau, so I find that a little hard to process.” -- Lincoln Sen. Matt Hansen, after Gov. Pete Ricketts vetoed his bill authorizing a Complete Count Committee for the 2020 census.

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